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 #B001 Setauket Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Setauket Hamlet, Suffolk County, Brookhaven Town, NY, USA


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Notes: Churchyard and Cemetery of "The First Presbyterian Church of Brookhaven", Setauket. This is the oldest cemetery in the Town of Brookhaven and it is not known how many ancient graves without markers or tombstones it contains. During the Revolutionary War, it was part of the enclosure of a British and Tory fortification when the troops under Col. Hewlett, who occupied the church building in 1777, destroyed a number of the stones when they cast a trench and embankment around the church. However, a number of very old stones still remain and all but two or three have been read (with great difficulty) in 1937 and 1938. One or two stones are now broken off, leaving no inscription. In the extreme southwest corner of the Floyd enclosure, is the stone of what appears to be Mary, wife of Richard Floyd, with faint traces of a date in the 1600's, the last two figures of which cannot be read. It is, without doubt, the oldest existing stone in the Town. A few graves are marked with small native field stones, both with and without inscriptions. A new part of the cemetery is north of the present church, but none of the stones in it bear death dates prior to 1883, (the earliest being 1937).


Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
#Br001.Woodhull:  Richard Woodhull (i) and son Richard Woodhull (ii)
#Br001.Woodhull: Richard Woodhull (i) and son Richard Woodhull (ii)
.. this monument was erected in 1901, long after their deaths. Their original gravestones were destroyed by the British during their occupation of the church. 
Located    Hon. Richard Woodhull, (ii) > (d. 18 Oct 1699)
Hon. Richard Woodhull, (i) ^ (d. 17 Oct 1690)
 

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